CARD Seminars Workshop/Event Series


CARD Seminars and Workshop/Event Series

As part of the Cardinal Directions general education curriculum, all new North Central College students complete either the First Year Seminar sequence (CARD 101 & 102) or the Transfer Seminar (CARD 200) and are required to participate in a series of workshops/events. Together these experiences assist each student in learning about North Central College campus resources, offices, and organizations, developing and enhancing academic skills and ensuring that each student becomes an active member of the Cardinal Family while succeeding academically! 

The required components are as follows: 

First Year Students Transfer Students
Required Courses: Required Course:
CARD*101 First Year Seminar --Writing CARD*200 Transfer Seminar
CARD*102 First Year Seminar--Speaking
Required Workshops/Events: Required Workshops/Events: (unless otherwise noted)
* Academic Advising Workshop (Sept. 3-6) (Attend 1) * Student Involvement Fair (Sept. 5) (optional)
* Student Involvement Fair (Sept. 5) * Title IX/Bystander Training Workshop (Oct 7, 8,16, 18) (Attend 1)
* Title IX/Bystander Training Workshop (Oct 7, 8,16, 18) (Attend 1) * Diversity and Inclusion Workshop (Oct 21-24) (Attend 1)
* Diversity & Inclusion Workshop (Oct 21-24) (Attend 1) * Academic Department Reception (Oct. 24) (optional)
* Academic Department Reception (Oct. 24) * BURST Workshop (Dates vary) (Attend 1)
* BURST Workshop (Dates vary) (Attend 1) * Signature Campus Event (Dates vary) (Attend 1)
* Signature Campus Event (Dates vary) (Attend 1)

If you have any questions regarding the workshops, please reach out to your CARD faculty member or the department facilitator. To find all events, visit the Presence page by clicking here and searching for the tag, "CARD 101/102/200 Events"



Student Involvement Fair

Nearly every possible way to get involved on campus will be available at the fair. Sign up to get involved right away! 

Thursday, September 5
11:40 - 1:30pm
Residence Hall/Recreation Center Arena



Academic Department Reception

Curious about certain classes or declaring a major/minor? Come visit the representatives from all majors/minors/interdisciplinary programs and ask questions to set yourself up for success at North Central College!

Thursday, October 24
11:40 - 1:30pm
Residence Hall/Recreation Center Arena



Academic Advising Workshops (Choose one date)

No sign-up required. Choose one date from the below options.

Tuesday, September 3
Heininger Auditorium (Larrance Academic Center)
8:00am, 9:00am or 12:00pm

Residence Hall/Recreation Center Arena
2:00pm or 3:00pm

Wednesday, September 4
Heininger Auditorium (Larrance Academic Center)
8:00am or 9:00am

Residence Hall/Recreation Center 3rd Floor Lounge
1:00pm, 2:00pm or 3:00pm

Thursday, September 5
Heininger Auditorium
11:00am or 12:00pm

Residence Hall/Recreation Center 3rd Floor Lounge
1:00pm or 2:00pm

Friday, September 6
Heininger Auditorium (Larrance Academic Center)
8:00am or 9:00am



BURST Workshop (Choose one date)

No sign-up required and you can attend as many workshops as you desire.

All BURST Workshop dates can be found by clicking here. 

BURST workshops are 40 minute multimodal presentations for students to integrate a research proven study strategy based on their academic needs. Students will be sent an individual email invitation on workshops that best meet their needs. To receive this email, the students will need to complete the survey found here.



Diversity & Inclusion Workshop (Choose one date)

Students will sign up via SignUp Genius here for a one - hour diversity workshop to be held the week of October 21st. Choose from one of the dates below.

Students are required to sign-up for one workshop by Monday, October 7th. 

Monday, October 21 (Stevenson Hall, 2nd Floor of Wentz Science Center)
8:00am-9:00am
9:20am-10:20am
10:40am-11:40am
12:00pm-1:00pm
1:20pm-2:20pm

Tuesday, October 22 (Stevenson Hall, 2nd Floor of Wentz Science Center)
8:00am-9:00am
9:50am-10:50am
12:00pm-1:00pm
1:45pm-2:45pm
3:35pm-4:35pm

Wednesday, October 23 (Stevenson Hall, 2nd Floor of Wentz Science Center)
8:00am-9:00am
9:20am-10:20am
10:40am-11:40am
12:00pm-1:00pm
1:20pm-2:20pm

Thursday, October 24 (Residence Hall/Recreation Center 3rd Floor Lounge)
8:00am-9:00am
9:50am-10:50am
1:45pm-2:45pm
3:35pm-4:35pm



Title IX & Bystander Intervention Workshop (Choose one date)

Staff from the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Dyson Wellness Center will be conducting these important workshops.

Students are required to sign up by Monday, September 23 using SignUp Genius found here.

Monday, October 7 (Stevenson Hall, 2nd Floor of Wentz Science Center)
8:00am-9:00am
9:20am-10:20am
10:40am-11:40am
12:00pm-1:00pm
1:20pm-2:20pm

Tuesday, October 8 (Stevenson Hall, 2nd Floor of Wentz Science Center)
8:00am-9:00am
9:50am-10:50am
12:00pm-1:00pm
1:45pm-2:45pm
3:35pm-4:35pm

Wednesday, October 16 (Stevenson Hall, 2nd Floor of Wentz Science Center)
8:00am-9:00am
9:20am-10:20am
10:40am-11:40am
12:00pm-1:00pm
1:20pm-2:20pm

Thursday, October 18 (Stevenson Hall, 2nd Floor of Wentz Science Center)
8:00am-9:00am
9:20am-10:20am
10:40am-11:40am
12:00pm-1:00pm
1:20pm-2:20pm



Upcoming Signature Events (Choose one event)

Past events have been deleted!
No sign ups required, unless otherwise mentioned. Choose one date from the below options.

Documentary Film: “Wasted: The Story of Food Waste”
Thursday, October 17, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location TBA

Speaker: Peter Annin, “The Great Lakes Water Wars”
Thursday, November 7, 12:00 PM

Smith Hall, Old Main

TEDx at North Central College
Friday, September 27, 4:09PM
For more information about the event visit: https://tedxnorthcentralcollege.com
*Tickets are $5, but tickets are available at the WAC Front Desk on a first come, first served basis
*Attend TEDx for Free by attending the overflow space in Kotel Chapel

Wasted! The Story of Food (Documentary Film)
Thursday, October 17, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Smith Hall, Old Main
Every year 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown away, adding up to 1/3 of all food grown for human consumption. Well known chefs such as the late Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, and Mario Batali, make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. Wasted! The Story of Food aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food.

Q-Commons 
Thursday, October 24, 7:00 - 9:00PM
Meiley-Swallow Hall Theatre
Q Commons is a live learning experience that challenges attendees to stay curious, think well, and advance good in their communities. For more information visit: https://qcommons.com/naperville

Great Lakes Water Tension in the 21st Century
Thursday, November 7, 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Smith Hall, Old Main
This presentation delves into the long history of political maneuvers and water diversion schemes that have proposed sending Great Lakes water everywhere from Akron to Arizona. Through the prism of the past, this talk analyzes the future of Great Lakes water diversion controversies, which include everything from the expansive Foxconn plan in Southeast Wisconsin, to the massive and heavily litigated Great Lakes diversion in Chicago which is more than a century old and sends 2.1 billion gallons of Lake Michigan water to the Gulf of Mexico every day.